Flying Officer Roger BYRNE

Service No: 419291
Born: Donald VIC, 3 September 1917
Enlisted in the RAAF: 18 July 1942
Unit: No. 2 Operational Training Unit
Died: Aircraft Accident (No. 2 Operational Training Unit Wirraway aircraft A46-14), near Mildura VIC, 1 June 1944, Aged 26 Years
Buried: Mildura Public Cemetery, Victoria
CWGC Additional Information: Son of Richard Thomas Patrick and Mary Byrne, of Albert Park
Roll of Honour: Melbourne VIC
Remembered: Panel 112, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

At 1145 hours on 1 June 1944, Boomerang A46-14, while engaged in performing a camera gun exercise collided in mid-air with Boomerang A46-44, 20 miles west of the Mildura aerodrome and both pilots were killed.

The Pilots were:

Flying Officer Roger Byrne (419291) (Pilot A46-14)
Flying Officer Alfred Sydney Knapman (400806) (Pilot A46-44)


Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour On-Line Records
Commonwealth War Graves Commission On-Line Records
Department of Veterans’ Affairs On-Line WWII Nominal Roll
National Archives of Australia On-Line Record A705, 166/6/553; A9845, 139

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